6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake occurred in the Molucca Sea off the Indonesian coast on Sunday at about 3 p.m. local time (6 p.m. Moscow time).
The earthquake source was at a depth of 36 kilometers and its epicenter was 129 kilometers southwest of the city of Ternate.
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It is known that the earthquake caused panic among the residents of the Maluku Islands. People took their belongings and left the coastal areas, moving uphill.
The government of Indonesia issued a tsunami warning. There were no immediate reports of casualties, damage, and destruction.
As previously reported, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake occurred in the Banda Sea off the Indonesian coast in June. Its source was at a depth of 208 kilometers. There were no casualties and no destruction as a result of the quake.

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